Our mission is to contribute to a long-lasting and sustainable student climate justice movement in which students use their power to challenge their colleges to be a force for moral good rather than contributing to climate destruction and economic oppression.
Reinvestment is the inextricable deed of Divestment which enkindles the restoration of resources to Indigenous and Black visions towards a just and equitable climate future, with Indigenous commitments and traditions stewarding the ways of the work, policy, and intersectional struggle of the movement. Culture begets policy, and Divest Ed is committed to shifting the culture of the movement in a way that decentralizes harmful ways of regarding power, people, and hoarding resources, so that we may continue to discover and nurture the solutions that make climate justice a possibility for our students, frontline communities, and beyond. We view the climate movement as a community that must center Black Liberation, Indigenous Sovereignty, collective care, and anti-capitalism. Our latest priority is in scaffolding an ongoing frontline community reinvestment project and reinvestment coalition amongst our base and comrades. Intentional collaboration with our partners/comrades/support & students to design the future of climate justice/our world by centering those historically silenced, made invisible, and door-stopped in the name of Capitalism and white supremacist world-market interests must take precedent. Divest Ed is committed to a culture of intentional Reinvestment, which is accountable to aligning our campaigns, strategies, and goals with Indigenous and Black directorship in clear partnership agreements.